Did this change in 5?

It is easier to delete notes and bring them back than use (mute) or as you say, “suppress playback”

Seems like that shouldn’t be the case. I’ve been spoiled by one click muting and unmuting I guess.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I use it quite often because I don’t want to completely eliminate parts all the time. And actually, I’m spoiled to use them right on the note, without any dropdown list, so, really spoiled. And I miss it.

I can’t quite work out what you think is missing. Suppress Playback has some more options, but I don’t think it’s any more difficult to set the property on a note, is it?

Hmm, benwiggy, what I spoiled by is having what looks like speaker button with a line through it for no sound. You just wipe the cursor over a note or series of note and they go silent, and without changing anything the next wipe unmutes them. That’s all you do. Is there something easier in Dorico? It’s very fast.

I will add, like in Dorico, once muted, they become grayish, so you know which notes you muted or unmuted.

Are you talking about this function in another program? Dorico has never done this, as far as I can remember.

Yes, another program.

Which one?

You can already ‘draw’ a zero Dynamic (or whichever MIDI value controls volume) in the piano roll; and then remove it afterwards.

Or you can press M in the mixer. Or click Suppress Playback on a selection.

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I decided I wouldn’t say which program, but it’s a DAW I used for years. The thing is, this is basically right on the score or would be write mode in dorico. Change the cursor and you’re off anywhere in the score. You don’t have to pre-select, notes, just touch them or swipe with the cursor, up or down to different staffs as fast as you can move it. That’s why I liked it.

And then you can change it back just as fast without changing the cursor just touching or swiping again.

It’s a mouse action, as might seem obvious.

Far be it that anyone should go and check it out for themselves to see if they like it?

I didn’t come up with the software enhancement, that company did, so originally, I was hoping to inspire an improvement here, (in my opinion}, without getting overly specific and creating a direct copy. But I ended up doing it anyway unfortunately trying to explain.

I believe you can do this in Dorico with the same number of steps you would use in your other application, @rexwine. In your other app, I guess you activate a tool, then click and drag over the notes that you want to mute. In Dorico, you can do it in reverse: click and drag over the notes you want to mute, then either use a custom key command for the Toggle Supress Playback command (which you can assign in the Key Commands page of Preferences) or click the slide switch to activate the Suppress playback property.

I see. I will work that out then. I think the Dorico select tool limits you to 1 box region of variable size at a time . This does that, but can customize it, because it can let you work like a dabbing paint brush also silencing different areas all in one motion even skipping over notes. And when you want to reverse, you just retouch the muted notes without changing the setting. It’s more as if each note has an on and off switch. Touch and flick silent, touch and it’s back on again.


Sure, I understand. We’re not likely to implement anything exactly like that in Dorico in the near future.